UPDATE: Olmsted construction site reports two robberies in four days
(ABC 6 New) – UPDATE: The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that their own cost estimate for more than 700 feet of stolen electrical cords and wiring totaled around $15K.
The construction site on the 2000 block of County Road 6 SW reportedly spoke to area recycling centers and metal buyers, who said they had not received any suspicious materials in the past few days.
A search uncovered a Sawzall blade underneath a piece of equipment that had been stripped of its cords and wiring — the same tool commonly used to remove catalytic converters from cars, according to the OCSO.
The investigation remains open.
(ABC 6 News) – An Olmsted County construction site reported two robberies to law enforcement between Oct. 14 and 17, totaling more than $16,000 in material losses.
Olmsted County sheriff’s deputies responded to a construction site Friday, Oct. 14 after the foreman at the site on the 2000 block of County Road 6 SW reported that a skid steer had been driven after hours, the padlock was broken off a work trailer, and six heavy-duty power cords worth $3,000 all together had been stolen.
On Monday, Oct. 17, deputies responded to the same site after someone broke through a gate and stole $13,365 in copper wiring.
There have been no arrests and the incidents are still under investigation.